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Hugh Elliot Elson


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Hugh Elliot Elson Obituary
Elson, Hugh Elliot
May 11, 1924 - August 14, 2016. Hugh Elliot Elson, 92, passed away on August 14, 2016 in Tempe, AZ. He was born on a farm near Waukee, Iowa on May 11, 1924 to Marion and Stella Elson. He served on an aircraft carrier, USS Rudyerd Bay, during World War II. Later his ship's crew enjoyed reunions for many years. He was proud of his many years donating blood and doing Meals On Wheels for his church, First United Methodist in Mesa. He was a longtime supporter on Arizona State University Baseball. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Nadine, and his children Douglas (Barbara) and Maureen Malinski (Len), one grandson, Joshua Malinski (Kelsey) and one great grandson, Peyton. A memorial service will be held at Fellowship Square, 35 W. Brown Road, Mesa, AZ 85201 on Saturday, August 20th, 2016 at 1:00 PM. Interment will be at VA National Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to First United Methodist Church in Mesa, or Sunshine Acres in Mesa.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 19, 2016
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